Sacred Symbols, Episode 70: Halcyon Days

Obsidian's all-new open world RPG The Outer Worlds is a blatant (and in some ways even shameless) ode to its 2010 cult hit Fallout: New Vegas... and it should come as no surprise that it's pretty damn good. So let's spend some time talking about why, and celebrate the many things it does so very right. But let's also not neglect the news! The Last of Us: Part II has been delayed, Ubisoft admits its recent critical and commercial reception has been tepid, Fallout 76 gets perhaps the most unpopular subscription service ever concocted, and WWE 2K20 is an unmitigated disaster. Plus: Audience questions! What's the specific definition of Metroidvania? Is 3D audio here to stay? Is anyone else experiencing inconsistent performance on PS4 Pro? Has Chris really never eaten corn-on-the-cob? All of that and more on the other side of the play button.


0:00:17 - Intro.
0:03:52 - Right off the bat, one listener confuses us.
0:04:36 - If you're pregnant and you go scuba diving, are you a submarine?
0:06:17 - Five Guys saves one European traveler's life.
0:07:15 - An unnecessary update on last week's gold conversation.
0:08:58 - One listener attempts to invoke the past.
0:09:43 - A correction on how Xbox One backwards compatibility works.
0:10:50 - A correction on Final Fantasy XV's DLC timeline.
0:11:40 - Some news of passing import.
0:16:07 - What have we been playing?
0:40:23 - How does Chris feel about Medievil's middling reviews?
0:41:50 - What Sony studio could best handle a game like The Outer Worlds?
0:43:03 - Will The Outer Worlds and MediEvil be overshadowed by CoD?
0:44:09 - The Last of Us: Part II has been delayed.
0:50:02 - Ubisoft delays a trio of upcoming games amid quality issues.
0:54:00 - Sony trademarks PS6... and PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10, too.
0:55:17 - Fallout 76 gets a subscription service no one seems to like.
1:01:56 - Media Molecule wants you to make game for-sale games on Dreams.
1:13:18 - Helldivers gets free update on PS4, PS3, and Vita five years after launch.
1:16:50 - WWE 2K20 is a disaster.
1:21:56 - Minor game announcements and release date information.
1:22:59 - This week's new releases for PS4, PS Vita, and PSVR.
1:39:41 - Why do some games run worse on PS4 Pro?
1:43:02 - Is 3D audio a fad?
1:47:03 - Do we ever think about Silent Hills? Do we long for it?
1:51:15 - Is Sony lacking innovation?
1:56:05 - What does Metroidvania mean?
2:02:24 - Chris has never eaten corn on the cob.
2:02:50 - The pitfalls of all-digital for traders-in of games.

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